Drug and Alcohol Awareness/ Substance Misuse

This training course will cover a range of areas to provide participants with a good basic knowledge of drugs and alcohol and related issues. The course aims to strengthen participants’ confidence in tackling difficult conversations in the workplace concerning substance misuse.

The training will raise awareness of drugs and alcohol and their effects in relation to the working environment and in the wider community.

What the training will cover

The workshop will aim to:

Equip participants with some basic drug information and knowledge.

Build on and expand existing knowledge in relation to the physical and mental effects of drug and alcohol use/abuse.

Increase knowledge in relation to the different treatments available to people who are misusing drugs and alcohol.

Provide information and allow some practical examples on ways of dealing proactively with colleagues who are actively using drugs and alcohol.

Discuss and explore the area of harm reduction as it relates to use/misuse of substances.

How these skills and approaches could help at work

On completion of this workshop, participants will have gained knowledge in relation to the effects of alcohol and drugs and their related harms. Participants will also have experienced a number of roleplays in relation to having helpful conversations with colleagues where substance use may be an issue.

What is involved

The participants will be asked to contribute to the training both in groupwork and individual contributions.

Participants will be invited to contribute by using examples of situations that they have encountered or are currently encountering in relation to the use/misuse of drugs and alcohol.

The training will allow some experiential learning that will encourage participants to put what they have learned into practice.

Handouts and information on relevant reading will be distributed to attendees.

The trainer will be flexible to the needs of the group and will respond accordingly.

Tailoring the training content

As all of our training is bespoke, we will consult you prior to delivery. A review of current practice within your organisation is offered and we aim to build a programme which meets any identified needs.

The Learning Curve Institute also offers a bespoke post-course support system whereby participants are provided with the contact details of the trainer and can contact them with questions they may have at any point subsequent to the training day.